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[pol-ee-mawr-fuh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌpɒl iˌmɔr fəˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/

adjective, Cell Biology.
(of a leukocyte) having a lobulate nucleus.
(of a leucocyte) having a lobed or segmented nucleus See also polymorph (sense 3)

polymorphonuclear pol·y·mor·pho·nu·cle·ar (pŏl’ē-môr’fə-nōō’klē-ər, -nyōō’-)
Having a lobed nucleus. Used especially of neutrophil white blood cells.


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